Cab View: Vintage Freight Elevator | Former Haeger Pottery | East Dundee IL
(6/26/16) Haeger Pottery 1871-2016.
This is a very old freight elevator possibly from the late 1800's. This elevator has received little maintenance over the years meaning it is unsafe for people use now. However the nice people over at haeger pottery let me take a quick cab view. I could not tell which brand it was, it could have even been an old otis I am just not sure.
Haeger Pottery has now closed forever, The factory store will remain open a few more weeks: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/business/160709349/#autoplay
After more than 100 years in business, Haeger Potteries will cease its manufacturing operations in East Dundee, Illinois. We anticipate ending our operations on or about the end of May 2016. According to Alexandra Haeger Estes, President of Haeger Potteries, "in this, our 145th Anniversary year, this is the most difficult decision we have faced. The ongoing recession has reduced our customer base and foreign competition has decimated our artware and decorative accessory business. Gift shops and independent furniture stores are almost non-existent, and the larger stores that have survived are purchasing goods from abroad. The reality is that we are finding it more and more difficult to compete in a market with significant wage pressure, increased regulation and generally rising costs." Haeger Potteries has operated as a family-owned American business, for 4 generations, since its founding in 1871 and has been proud to have been a part of East Dundee for 145 years. "Haeger has an enormous connection to this community and is grateful for its ongoing support. We want to thank our wonderful and dedicated employees, our customers and suppliers for supporting our business over these many years."
Alexandra Haeger Estes